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Advertising/Public Relations/Media

This interest field represents work in creating, delivering, and managing messages, particularly through media channels. Strategic plans are developed to most effectively communicate messages and deliver appropriate results. Some professionals may be involved in fundraising or awareness campaigns, while some professionals will actively be trying to promote products and brands. Students interested in these areas are likely to work in advertising/PR agencies, radio/TV stations, newspapers, magazines, or online media sources, but may work in a range of non-profit or for-profit organizations.

Academic Programs at MSU - Undergraduate

College of Arts & Letters: Design Specialization, Digital Humanities Specialization, English, English-Creative Writing, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Professional Writing, Studio Art

College of Business: Marketing, Sales Specialization

College of Communication Arts & Sciences: Advertising, Communication, Journalism, Media Arts and Technology, Media and Communication Technology, Media and Information, Public Relations Minor, Public Relations Specialization, Sales Communication Specialization

James Madison College: Comparative Cultures and Politics, International Relations, Social Relations and Policy

Students from a broad range of majors (from colleges such as James Madison) often develop key skills through coursework and experience that prepares them for careers in this field.

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Sample of employers who often recruit MSU students for internships and full-time positions

  • BBDO Detroit
  • Crain Communications
  • Doner
  • Edelman
  • Google
  • King Media
  • Martin Waymire
  • Mediacom
  • Mlive Media Group
  • Osborn & Barr
  • Pace and Partners
  • Piper and Gold Public Relations
  • Starcom
  • Team Detroit
  • Truscott Rossman
  • Weber Shandwick
  • ZenithOptimedia

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